6th & 8th Grade Science
We have spent the last month learning about Earthquakes in Chapter 2. We will learn about weathering and soil in Feb in Chapter 3.
Chapter 3 is RAQ- read, annotate, and answer all questions in lesson in workbook. I always have students read first indivudually and then we discuss and learn all topics in class using the Smartboard.
All middle school students have study hall 3 times each 5 day cycle and can see Mrs. Groves for additional help if needed during this time.
Below are links to the homework page that summarizes what we are doing in class, as well as the homework.
The book has a study guide at the end of each chapter that lists the key objectives and vocabulary words for each lesson summarized on ONE PAGE. Students are also given class time to work the practice problems on three pages at the end of each chapter. These are not graded but review the chapter to help students prepare for the test.
I will always write any necessary formulas on the board so students don't have to memorize.
Here are some acroymns I use when assigning work in class to help parents better understand:
RNQ - read, take notes using pen/paper, and answer questions in workbook
RAQ - read, annotate, and answer workbook question
C6L1 means Chapter 6 (Forces) Lesson 1 (Nature of Force)- this helps communicate to students which section we are learning
Students will be assigned either RNQ or RAQ for a lesson usually before we discuss in class so they are introduced to the new vocabulary and concepts. For most lessons, I give 15-30 mins in class so they are marked as classwork in Powerschool. If a student didn't finish the assignment in class, it becomes homework for the next day. In order for middle schooler to get practice on taking notes, we alternate between taking notes for one chapter then annotating the next chapter in our science workbooks.